After completing his viticultural and winemaking studies at Beaune, Julien Mus returned to his family domaine on the outskirts of the Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Until then the grapes from the domaine had been sold off to the local co-op. The domaine consists of four hectares of AOC Côtes du Rhône and six hectares of Vin de Pays designated vineyards around Courthezon, to which Julien has added a small plot of AOC Chateauneuf-du-Pape, located between those of Font de Michelle and Vieux Telegraph, near the south-eastern border of the appellation.
Julien is still honing his winemaking style, but his wines all have very pure, expressive fruit and have already attracted attention and high scores from the “Wine Advocate.” His Côtes du Rhône, a 50/50 blend of Syrah and Grenache, epitomises his style and shows more finesse than previously. In 2007 Julien’s Châteauneuf was given an exceptional score by Robert Parker in only his first vintage, and in 2008 he managed to come first among a tasting of peers reviewed by French wine magazine Terroir et Vin.
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